Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge

Current 2024 Restoration Challenge


1979 Porsche 911 SC

We begin with a comprehensive teardown, carefully rebuilding the 2.2-liter engine. Our commitment to excellence extends to upgraded suspension and brakes for a seamless fusion of power and control. Aesthetically, we prioritize new body seals and employ meticulous glass polishing for enhanced clarity. Inspired by the iconic 911 RS concept, our interior creation mirrors the sophistication of the lineage. Experience automotive excellence where every detail receives the attention it deserves, delivering both exceptional performance and refined aesthetics.

In essence, our project is a harmonious blend of precision, innovation, and a commitment to reviving automotive excellence. Each step in the process is a testament to our dedication to creating a driving masterpiece that not only meets but exceeds expectations.


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2023 Restoration Challenge

1977 Porsche 911 Targa

Presenting the meticulously restored 1977 Porsche 911 Targa by Porsche Tucson, a masterpiece unveiled at Monterey Car Week’s Werks Reunion. This vintage beauty, now in Glacier White Metallic with chrome accents, captivates with its elegance and precision. The interior boasts reupholstered tan leather, a Pepita houndstooth pattern, and a luxurious leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Under the hood, the original Type 911/81 air-cooled flat six engine and Type 915/60 five-speed manual transmission power this classic. The thorough restoration covers every detail, from brakes to electronics, ensuring optimal performance. The engine, with new gaskets, intakes, rod bearings, and more, roars to life with renewed vigor.


2022 Restoration Challenge

1969 Porsche 911 E Targa

Porsche Tucson proudly offers the 1969 Porsche 911 E Targa, our 2022 Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge entry, now for sale. Restored in-house in Tucson, this Tangerine beauty boasts a numbers-matching original engine and transaxle. The restoration includes new body panels, thorough sandblasting, Glasurit paint, and replacement of lights, bumpers, and Hankook Kinergy tires.

The interior features complete reupholstering with unique tartan inserts. The engine underwent a detailed overhaul, covering rocker arms, camshafts, oil cooler, carburetors, AC system, and fuel system. New clutch, flywheel, brake master cylinder, pads, ventilated rotors, brake lines, CV shafts, axles, shocks, springs, and bushings complete the restoration. Available for sale, this 1969 Porsche 911 E Targa stands as a testament to meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail.


2021 Restoration Challenge – Regional Winner

1966 Porsche 911 Coupe

This 1966 Porsche 911 coupe was produced in May of 1966 and delivered from the factory in Irish Green (6606) paint with brown leatherette interior, including Pepita inserts. Power from the 2.0L flat-six engine is transmitted to the rear wheels via a five-speed transaxle.

Subsequent to acquiring it from the previous owner of thirty years, a full mechanical and cosmetic restoration was completed in 2021. Total work exceeding $100k was performed on this SWB 911, which included: bare metal stripping and repair, factory code repaint, new upholstery, top-end engine rebuild, carburetors rebuilt, transmission inspected and tested, electrical system inspected and repaired, chrome re-plating, and more. A factory tool kit, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and a visual chronicle of the restoration are amenities presented.


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